#1 By: howtogeek, April 24th, 2013 13:21
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/161655/hang-on-to-your-seats-another-new-security-hole-has-been-found-in-java/
If you were one of the people who promptly updated the Java installation on your system last week, then you probably felt like things should be in good shape for a bit. Guess again. As seems to be the pattern lately, another new security hole has already been found that affects all versions of Java 7 including the latest release.
#2 By: A happy, April 24th, 2013 13:30
My Trail of Thought
Security Hole-Without even finishing the title I knew that it was about Java...
Found in Java- Houston, we have a confirmation on that trajectory.
Well done Oracle...Well done.
#3 By: Iszi, April 24th, 2013 13:39
It's a little worrisome how many vulnerabilities have been found which are specific to version 7. Eventually, 6 will be retired and we'll all have to move to the seemingly less secure product.
#4 By: Farris, April 24th, 2013 23:11
Hmmm, maybe someone will get a clue and go back to 6 and ( without creating new holes ) add some new features, or something and call it 6.5.
Hey, new idea!
Lets start a new topic and call it " Things Java should try "
#5 By: Naman Sood, April 25th, 2013 06:08
Hmm... I just got a new example for infinity - vulnerabilities in Java. Oracle, you don't save a drowning ship. In situations like this, listen. Ditch Java (keep providing updates, but encourage this, and make a new language, it can (if properly made) be more popular than PHP and easier to learn than QBasic.
#6 By: Vitrbjorn, April 25th, 2013 13:30
Seems to me, the way they are finding security holes left and right in JAVA that someone; Bill Gates and his thieves, are wanting everyone to do a total uninstall of JAVA on Win 7 and (gag/vomit/heave) Win8, put everything on the cloud and use HTML5. The clowns at Oracle are hip deep in Microsoft's pockets in this. Because out of the Big Two purchasable OS's Windows uses JAVA far more than the Jobless ones Apple.
#7 By: A happy, April 25th, 2013 14:02
No, just No. Bill Gates and his thieves? Chill... Oracle made this mistake themselves by building a platform full of shortcuts. You can not, under any circumstance positively blame the OS for the lack of security on a program. It is not even in Microsoft's power to fix these problems.
And, no... it would not be in their interest. People may think that the insecure item in their system is the OS, and they may either move to Mac OS X, or Linux.
#8 By: Mitchell Peabody, April 25th, 2013 14:47
See the problem is that — it's my perception, maybe I'm wrong — that ever since Oracle acquired Java, the quality has taken a sharp nosedive. I've been using Java since the 1.0 days and I can't remember when so many exploits were found in such a short amount of time.
I don't think it's the language or platform that's the problem, it's the new owner of the technology. Having used other Oracle products (i.e. tech they acquired and ruined), it doesn't surprise me in the least.
#9 By: Chuck, April 26th, 2013 04:09
What happened to their early success that made Oracle's Ellison super-rich. Obviously, he is no longer involved and is too busy with his yacht - spending money like a spoiled teenager with daddy's credit card.
Not concerned to the damage that can result from amateurs who always as so trusting.
#10 By: John Meeks, April 26th, 2013 10:00
is there any maybe third party software that will emulate java run time? i have several apps that require it but i don't need the headache of patching every couple of weeks. any help would be appreciated. if there is email me some feedback.
#11 By: Anthony Torrey, April 26th, 2013 10:18
I need Java to run a specific program I'm using. As a matter of fact I installed last weeks update and the application I use stopped working so I had to uninstall the latest update and go back to the prior one and it's working fine. I don't know what their problem is,but they either need to fix it fast or sell it to someone who knows how to fix it right! I'll take my chances for now.
#12 By: Akemi Iwaya, April 26th, 2013 10:23
Ouch!! O_o That definitely had to 'hurt'!
#13 By: Stu, April 26th, 2013 11:00
haha i love how you put that
#14 By: Naman Sood, April 26th, 2013 11:01
Why don't we just install this in this, and be done with it?
#16 By: Iszi, April 30th, 2013 09:44
He's a prince, right? :wink2: